we all agree on what our biggest needs: OL, OL, DB, pas rusher, and QB competition.
disclaimer: i do not believe we should take a QB with 1st round pick and expect him to be any better than A. Smith for upcoming year. if we don't get improved results with Smith, then you address that the following year. i think that with improved team Smith could at least be holdover until "franchise" QB is ready for 2011 or 2012 season.
so here is what i would like to see:
#13) Joe Haden CB Florida or Earl Thomas S Texas or best OT available.
#16/7) if Haden or Thomas taken already, best OT available; if OT taken earlier we select Mike Iupati, OG, Idaho
#49) Best LB/DL from among: Navorro Bowman Penn State, Sergio Kindle Texas, Carlos Dunlap Florida, Jerry Hughes TCU or Brandon Spikes Florida
#79) Colt McCoy QB Texas or Jevan Snead QB Ole Miss
#13) pick traded. If Haden or Thomas are not there we trade down to 24-29 range of 1st round for additional 2nd round pick (our #13 and 3rd rounder for #24-29 and 2nd rounder). NOTE: NE would have a mid 20's and top 42 to 45 in 2nd round.
#16/7) best OT available from amongst Trent Williams Oklahoma, Bruce Campbell Maryland, and Bryan Bulaga Iowa.
#24-29) Mike Iupati, OG, Idaho
#44) Best LB/DL from among: Navorro Bowman Penn State, Sergio Kindle Texas, Carlos Dunlap Florida, Jerry Hughes TCU or Brandon Spikes Florida
#49) Best from among: Jordan Shipley WR Texas, Mardy Gilyard WR Cincinnati, or Javier Arenas CB Alabama
#79) 3rd round pick traded